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Title: The 1.9 Å X-ray structure of egg-white lysozyme from Taiwanese soft-shelled turtle (Trionyx sinensis wiegmann) exhibits structural differences from the standard chicken-type lysozyme
Authors: Jaruwan Siritapetawee
Sompong Thammasirirak
Robert C. Robinson
Jirundon Yuvaniyama
Ubon Rajathanee University
Khon Kaen University
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A-Star, Singapore
Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2009
Citation: Journal of Biochemistry. Vol.145, No.2 (2009), 193-198
Abstract: Lysozyme from Taiwanese soft-shelled turtle (SSTLB) has been purified from turtle egg white and crystallized. The crystals diffract X-rays beyond 2 Å resolution and belong to the orthorhombic P212121space group containing one molecule per asymmetric unit. The structure was elucidated using pheasant egg-white lysozyme as the molecular replacement search template. The overall structure of SSTLB is very similar to that of hen egg-white lysozyme (HEWL). Nevertheless, Pro104 in the substrate subsite A and other amino acids in the substrate subsites E and F differ from those of HEWL. These substitutions result in local conformational differences in the substrate binding sites of the two enzymes, effecting substrate binding and transglycosylation efficiency, translating into differing ranges of products. © The Authors 2008. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Japanese Biochemical Society. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 17562651
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